On the Road

So far my family has logged in an official 37 hours of drive time. We have done some stopping and starting while hitting touristy places. I am currently setting by the pool while my boys enjoy a few hours of fun before taking off again. We have about 32 more hours to go but the roughest parts are behind us. Alaska, The Yukon and British Columbia are full of beauty along lousy roads, especially in a 26 foot Uhaul.

Early in my trip I was reminded of how motorcycle drivers usually wave to each other along the highway. I think it is interesting how they acknowledge each other and their common bond on the road. I thought it would be cool to do the same thing with other Uhaul trucks. So my son and I started waving at every other Uhaul that we saw. The first three days we saw 29 other Uhauls heading north and waved to every one. We had 3 people who waved back at us. Just three. I guess there is not as much bond as I had hoped. We will see what the next few days hold, but I am not very hopeful. All of us want a place to connect but people in Uhaul trucks are transient renters and not owners. Our membership in the group is short-term and there is no real sense of pride in our situation. We are bound for somewhere else and I hope to be there in 32 more drive hours.

4 thoughts on “On the Road

  1. To belong to something is what most people desire, but often they want to belong and no one shared the rules with them or they want to belong without contributing. In the first example we who are a part of the “club” need to be sure we share the rules in a way they understand. The one who wants to be a part without contributing we need to help them understand, to truly be a part we must give of ourselves, and when we do we feel fulfilled. If we do not we are guilty of just taking somewhat like being in a store full of things we desire and we take them and walk out of the store without paying. The just of the story is, we need to have a U Haul club where everyone in it knows to wave as they pass another, and stop and assist when a brother U Hauler might be in trouble. To be in a club we need to learn to give when we see a need, and to except a gift when we have a need, and teach others to do the same.

  2. So glad to hear you trip is over, ACC is anxiously awaiting your families arrival:) had a great church service again today and have had some excellent services while we have been awaiting you and your families arrival!!!
    By tithe way, when you arrive in Adrian we have some of the freindlyest people here. Someone commented once that Jerry Stephens waves at everyone he meets; this includes motorcycles and uhauls…so does a lot of other people in our community:)
    Safe travels to you and your family…see you all on Sunday!!!
    God Bless,
    Debbie Hill

    • I’m just glad I got to meet your family tonight and happy to be your neighbors. Nothing more, nothing less. Welcome to Adrian.

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